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Wednesdays with Les: LT Jerald Hawkins healthy, WR Travin Dural done for season

LSU coach Les Miles, on Wednesdays during game weeks, speaks publicly three different times. Follow his comments here throughout the day. 

Radio show

  • Hawthorne returns: After missing the last three weekly radio shows and LSU football games following an undisclosed medical procedure, Jim Hawthorne is back for one more go-round. LSU’s radio play-by-play man hosted Miles’ radio show and will call the Tigers’ regular-season finale against Texas A&M on Saturday. Hawthorne is in his final football season and will retire after the men’s basketball 2015-2016 ends this spring.
  • Thanksgiving plans: Miles said the Tigers will have a “team family meal” tomorrow for Thanksgiving. The coach plans to be finished with practice by 1:30 p.m., which would allow some players to drive home and see their families.


  • Hawkins healthy: Miles said junior left tackle Jerald Hawkins practiced all week and will start against Texas A&M on Saturday after missing LSU’s 38-17 loss to Ole Miss last weekend. Hawkins originally sustained an ankle injury during the Tigers’ 31-14 loss to Arkansas on No.v 14.
  • Senior night: LSU will honor 15 seniors on senior night against the Aggies. Miles said he expects there to be a lot of energy Saturday but wants his team focused on winning. “Historically, there’s always been a lot of emotion around a senior night,” Miles said. “What you have to do is leave the tiers alone, regroup and go play.”

SEC teleconference

  • Dural out: Miles confirmed junior WR Travin Dural will not play against Texas A&M on Saturday. He exited the loss to Ole Miss last Saturday with a hamstring injury, and The Daily Reveille reported Dural will undergo surgery to repair it.  Miles estimated Dural will need three months to recover but said his team “will fill his position very capably.” The Tigers spread the ball around to several different receivers in his absence against the Rebels.
  • Michigan man: Miles was asked what advice he thought former Michigan coach Bo Schembechler, for whom he played in college, would have for him in light of questions about his job security. “I think that Bo would have a very strong opinion,” Miles said. “He’d have the enjoyment of giving it. I would listen and promptly take it.”  Miles then lauded current Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh for visiting Schembechler’s grave and smashing a buckeye nut before the Wolverines take on Ohio State in a huge rivalry game this Saturday. “For an ex-Michigan man, a guy that went through their program, I thought that was exactly the tradition that needs to be done,” he said.


Report: LSU WR Travin Dural out for season, set to have surgery on torn hamstring

LSU WR Travin Dural hobbles off the field after his injury against Ole Miss. (Travis Spradling)

LSU WR Travin Dural hobbles off the field after his injury against Ole Miss. (Travis Spradling)

LSU receiver Travin Dural will have surgery on a torn hamstring suffered in the loss to Ole Miss last week, The Daily Reveille reported late Tuesday night.

Dural, a redshirt junior, entered the game against the Rebels as the Tigers’ leader in receiving yards. He leaped to catch a high pass in the end zone in the first half of the 38-17 loss in Oxford, falling awkwardly and forcing an extension of his right leg.

Shortly after The Daily Reveille’s report, Dural posted a message on Twitter that included photos of teammates helping an injured Dural off the field in Oxford.

“They gone hold it down!!” the message read.

Dural missed the entire second half against the Rebels, and he was seen walking into the LSU football facility Monday with an obvious limp. LSU coach Les Miles did not give an update on his status during the coach’s weekly news conference Monday.

Dural, projected as a second or third-round draft prospect, led LSU in receiving yards (758), touchdown catches (7) and receptions (37) last season. His absence puts more of a spotlight on sophomore receiver Malachi Dupre.

Dupre leads LSU in receptions (37), TD catches (6) and yards (548) this season. Dural has amassed 533 yards on 28 catches and has scored three touchdowns.

LSU (7-3, 4-3) is on its first three-game losing streak since 1999, has an embattled coach and hosts Texas A&M (8-3, 4-3) on Saturday night.

Dural posted this message on Twitter shortly after The Reveille posted the news.

Here’s the play in which Dural was injured:

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Leonard Fournette named one of three Doak Walker Award finalists

Leonard Fournette has gone two straight games without breaking 100 yards. (Bill Feig)

Leonard Fournette has gone two straight games without breaking 100 yards. (Bill Feig)

Leonard Fournette made the final cut.

LSU’s sophomore running back was pegged as one of three finalists for the Doak Walker Award, the SMU Athletic Forum announced Tuesday afternoon.

Fournette joined Alabama’s Derrick Henry and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey as finalists for the award, presented annually to the nation’s top running back. The winner will be announced live Dec. 10 during ESPN’s “The Home Depot 25th Anniversary College Football Awards” and will receive the accolade at the 2015 Doak Walker Presentation Banquet in Dallas on Feb. 19.

Fournette has averaged 76.7 rushing yards during LSU’s last three games — all double-digit losses — but still leads the nation in rushing yards (1,582) and rushing yards per game (158.2). His 17 touchdowns are tied for fourth in the country.


LSU Twitter Mailbag: You asked about head coaching candidates, Danny Etling and more

Dan Mullen has won 18 games in the last two years in Starkville. (AP)

Dan Mullen has won 18 games in the last two years in Starkville. (AP)

Twitter Mailbag is a blog series running each Tuesday or Wednesday answering readers’ questions about the LSU football team. Readers submit their questions through Twitter each Tuesday, and the best are posted here with answers. Follow us on Twitter at @DellengerAdv to submit a question.

As we reported earlier this week, Les Miles attempted to extend the contract of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron earlier this season. That did not happen. So, you’d assume that Cameron might not keep his current position on the staff.

LSU’s special teams have allowed more return yards than any over the last five-plus years. Bradley Dale Peveto is the special teams coordinator.

Beyond that, we’re not sure.

It’s becoming more and more evident that Jimbo Fisher is the top choice and, maybe, the only choice if Les Miles and LSU part ways. We’re not even sure if we could name a good second option right now.

Jimbo Fisher.

That sort of thing is the norm with a new coach. Not only would you expect a, somewhat, open competition at QB, but there would likely be open competitions at several other spots where a starter returns.

The offense and defensive systems could be drastically different under a new head coach. That means everyone starts at Square 1. However, keep in mind that those with more playing time in the past will likely have an advantage over others. That’s especially true at the quarterback position, where experience is key.

Also: you should remember that Etling’s decision to come here was somewhat tied to Cameron.

Can’t see why LSU wouldn’t. What Mullen’s done at Mississippi State (54 wins in seven seasons) is impressive. He was rumored years ago to be in the mix for jobs at Penn State and Miami, but things never materialized.

He fits the mold of a coach that LSU wants to replace Les Miles: a proven head coach with a snazzy offensive system.

I assume you’re referring to next season since Etling is ineligible to play this year as a D1 transfer.

I imagine that Etling will get a shot, especially if LSU has a new offense and a new head coach. As we referenced in an earlier question, the starting spot for several positions that return starters in 2016 will be up for the taking if the Tigers have staff/head coaching turnover.

CBS’ Gary Danielson: Lack of a QB has been Les Miles’ downfall

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Les Miles holds his weekly press conference amidst growing speculation of his dismissal.

(Patrick Dennis)

CBS Sports college football analyst Gary Danielson likes Les Miles, but in a podcast on he said he understands why the LSU coach is on the hot seat.

“Since 2011, LSU in the SEC is 19-12. And that’s not good enough at LSU,” Danielson said. “That might be good enough at Purdue (Danielson’s alma mater), but at LSU that’s not good enough. That’s the job. When you take that job at LSU, Alabama, Florida, USC, Ohio State and Notre Dame you are measured differently than everybody else, and Les realizes that.”

LSU hasn’t measured up in recent years mainly because of an inability to attract and develop quarterbacks, Danielson said.

“This program has not grown to the level people have expected it to grow,” he said. “There was a formula set. This team competed for championships with JaMarcus Russell and Matt Flynn. Since then, that position (QB) has not been filled. The only time it was at a championship level was with Zach Mettenberger and he was a transfer.

“I think that has been Les’ downfall. The lack of a quarterback to make his system go. I don’t quite know why, but when you keep getting beat by Alabama when that’s your measuring stick, it’s going to happen.”

Danielson understands why Miles has support from his current players.

“Of course, his kids are going to back him up,” he said. “And I back him up. He’s a great guy. I would love my son to play for Les Miles. But in the high-stakes world of SEC football … but if there’s any grumbling just under the surface whether Les is on the hot seat next year, the SEC recruiters will destroy LSU this offseason. Les Miles knows he needs a vote of confidence or needs this decision to be made.

“He’s in there saying (to LSU administration), ‘I’m a damn good coach. You back me up or let me go.’ ”

Danielson believes Miles would be an attractive choice for a number of schools if he wants to continue to coach.

“He might not be unemployed for two hours,” Danielson said. “I think a lot of Big Ten schools, a lot of Big 12 schools, who would look at Les Miles and be lucky to have him.

“Now, would he be able to go from LSU to USC? I’m not so sure about that. But there are a lot of places that would take Les Miles and feel like they’ve got a good hire on their hands.”

To listen to the full podcast, CLICK HERE.

John Chavis on return to LSU: ‘I’m excited about walking in there as an Aggie’


Former LSU defensive coordinator and current Texas A&M coordinator John Chavis deflected questions about coach Les Miles’ job security and says he’s “excited” about walking into Tiger Stadium “as an Aggie.”

Chavis addressed reporters in College Station, Texas, on Tuesday afternoon during a weekly news conference. Most of the questions centered around what’s expected to be a drama-filled meeting with his former school.

Chavis left for Texas A&M after last season, and Chavis and the school are locked in a nasty lawsuit. Meanwhile, Miles’ 11-year tenure at LSU could be coming to a close just 11 months after “the Chief” left his staff for A&M.

(Bill Feig)

(Bill Feig)

“This is going to be about Texas A&M and LSU on the football field,” Chavis said in response to a question about Miles’ situation. “I don’t know what’s going on, not concerned with it. You move on. I spent six years in Baton Rouge. Enjoyed my time there. Most of the people were good to me. A lot of good memories.

“Football is football. As coaches in this business, you know you’re going to run in those situations,” he said.

LSU (7-3, 4-3) and Texas A&M (8-3, 4-3) meet on Saturday night in Tiger Stadium, and Chavis is pumped about playing at a place in which he helped lead to 62 wins in six seasons.

“Been there a bunch,” he said when asked about returning to Tiger Stadium. “It’s SEC football. That’s what it’s all about. I’m excited about walking in there as an Aggie.”

Chavis coached nearly all of LSU’s current defensive starters.

“A lot of good kids I really care for,” he said. “Wish them the best, but not on this Saturday.”

Also Monday, A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said he and his staff have seen the reports and rumblings about Miles’ job security.

“I have a lot of respect for Les Miles has done as a coach and is doing as a coach at LSU,” Sumlin said. “I don’t know enough about what’s going on. I hear things. Every situation is different. I don’t know the details but you can’t help (it) in this business. (Former SEC commissioner) Mike Slive said it best. There are 14 guys in that (SEC coaches’) room, lots of personalities, but there are 14 guys who live in the same house fighting for the same thing all of the time.”

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LSU coach Les Miles walks out of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium after the loss to Ole Miss.

No. 1 recruit Dylan Moses, formerly committed to LSU, defends Les Miles in text message

Dylan Moses may have withdrawn his commitment from LSU in August to explore his options, but the highly sought-after recruit is in Les Miles’ corner.

With questions swirling about Miles’ job status in the wake of three straight double-digit losses, the nation’s No. 1 prospect for the class of 2017 sent a text message to SEC Country on Monday night in defense of LSU’s embattled coach.

“To be honest, I personally think it’s wrong,” Moses wrote. “I have a good relationship with coach Miles, and you have to think about it. Before the three losses, people weren’t talking about firing him because LSU was undefeated. …I just wish they’d give him some slack.”

The University Lab star played alongside Miles’ son, Manny, and said he has a close relationship with the coach. Moses claimed LSU “has a bright future” and noted how many players the Tigers have lost since their undefeated regular season in 2011.

“I think they’re doing a great job as far as the rebuilding process goes,” the 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker wrote. “I think maybe next season they’ll be ready. Like I said, it’s all a process. Coach Miles knows what he’s doing. You’re not going to become great overnight. It takes time and patience. God has a plan for these guys and coach Miles.”

Moses told SEC Country he hasn’t decided how Miles’ possible departure would affect his recruitment.


LSU and John Chavis split in December. (Travis Spradling)

Lunch with Les: Miles ‘looking forward’ to hosting ex-DC John Chavis, Texas A&M

For the first time in years, John Chavis will be an enemy in Tiger Stadium.

LSU’s ex-defensive coordinator will make his first return trip to Baton Rouge after he took the same job at Texas A&M following last season’s bowl game. The Tigers (7-3, 4-3 Southeastern) and Aggies (8-3, 4-3) will clash at 6:30 p.m. Saturday on the SEC Network.

Though Chavis and LSU are locked in a messy lawsuit, Miles praised his former colleague.

“They’ve got a defensive coordinator we’re very familiar with,” Miles said Monday during his weekly press luncheon. “He’s a very talented coach. We look forward to hosting him in our stadium.”

Here are more news nuggets from Miles’ press conference:

  • Injury update: Miles said “there’s a really good chance” junior left tackle Jerald Hawkins will be healthy and ready to play against Texas A&M. Hawkins missed LSU’s 38-17 loss to Ole Miss last Saturday with an ankle injury, forcing true freshman Toby Weathersby to step in at right tackle as senior Vadal Alexander shifted over to left tackle. Miles didn’t have an update on junior receiver Travin Dural, who CBS reported injured his hamstring against the Rebels.
  • More on Chavis:  Miles said he and Chavis haven’t spoken much
    John Chavis is now coaching at Texas A&M. (Travis Spardling)

    John Chavis is now coaching at Texas A&M. (Travis Spardling)

    since Chavis’ departure. “He coaches for another club, so that becomes a problem,” he said. Miles went on to say squaring off with former coaches is never a “fun” or “good” thing, but he’s hoping this Saturday will be “a fun competition.”

  • Penalties: Miles said there “were some contested calls” during LSU’s loss to Ole Miss, but he lamented his team’s frequent mistakes. The Tigers committed 13 penalties for 95 yards, one of which erased a 59-yard gain on their first offensive play from scrimmage. “I looked at the penalties as a group,” Miles said. “I certainly felt the officiating was unbiased and fair. …If you avoid the penalties and have a little bit of poise on the road, you win the game.”
  • Heisman candidacy: Leonard Fournette’s Heisman Trophy stock
    Leonard Fournette didn't often get free of Arkansas and Alabama defenders. (Bill Feig)

    Leonard Fournette didn’t often get free of Arkansas and Alabama defenders. (Bill Feig)

    has greatly slipped since his 31-yard performance against Alabama on Nov. 7, but Miles thinks he deserves a trip to the Heisman ceremony in New York on Dec. 12. “I would like to say that if you watch a competitor, you watch him play, that he would be the kind of guy that would represent any national award really well,” Miles said. “He’s great off the field, a great teammate, he’s unselfish. And if you give him his opportunities, it’s full speed. You’d best be prepared. Yeah, I’d like to say that those people in New York need to consider inviting him.” Fournette still leads the nation in rushing yards (1,582) and rushing yards per game (158.2).


Film Room: Ole Miss 38, LSU 17

Welcome to Film Room, our weekly analysis of LSU’s last football game. Have a seat. No talking. No tweeting. No texting. Pay attention.

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How They Happened (big-play analysis)

A Rough Start:  On the very first play of the game, LSU QB Chad Kelly threw a 57-yard completion to Ole Miss WR Quincy Adeboyejo.


  • LSU nickelback Jalen Mills (yellow circle) is covering Adeboyejo (black circle) in the slot in what we believe is man-to-man coverage. Adeboyejo slides by Mills with a stutter step (red “V” in the black line), but there’s much more to this play.
  • Mills after the game called this a “miscommunication.” That’s been a common thing with a secondary that now has eight coverage busts this year – six of which went for touchdowns and six of 30 yards or longer. But was this really a miscommunication? It’s tough to tell. Mills did not answer specifics about the play during post-game interviews. We do know this: Adeboyejo got free not necessarily because of that stutter step. Mills took a step toward OM’s leading WR, Laquon Treadwell (red circle), who was running a curl route against Tre’Davious White. The big red arrow is S Corey Thompson, who slides over too late.
  • This only continues the woes in the secondary. Of LSU’s eight coverage busts this season, four of them were catches by a slot receiver – just like this one.


Designed QB run: On first-and-10 from the LSU 11, Kelly keeps the ball on a designed run to the right, scoring a touchdown to put the Tigers back into a double-digit hole at 31-17.

  • Kelly’s 81 yards rushing were somewhat overshadowed in the Rebels’ win. Kelly carried the ball 14 times, many of those on designed runs in coach Hugh Freeze’s hurry-up, QB-centric offense.
  • This is well blocked and executed by Ole Miss. The color circles correspond to blocks from Ole Miss players on LSU defenders. The Rebels’ left guard takes out LB Kendell Beckwith (red circles) and RB Jaylen Walton pushes DB Jalen Mills (blue) down the field on the perimeter (he may have committed a holding penalty on the block). The key block, though, is from TE/H-back Evan Engram, who gets blocks on both DE Lewis Neal and LB Deion Jones (yellow circles) at nearly the same time.


  • You see the black squares? The Ole Miss player is WR Laquon Treadwell. The LSU player is S Corey Thompson. The Rebels use Treadwell as a decoy here. Thompson slides from mid-field to the half with Treadwell, effectively removing him from the play side.


The backbreaker: On third-and-14 from the LSU 46-yard line, Chad Kelly hits TE Evan Engram for a 46-yard touchdown pass on a throwback TE screen play that gives the Rebels a 38-17 lead late in the third.

  • Remember when we were just writing about Kelly’s running ability? It comes into play here. Ole Miss fakes a rollout for Kelly (pink circle and line), drawing the Tigers’ two linebackers to the bottom side of the field (Deion Jones and Kendell Beckwith in blue). This opens a massive lane for the throwback to Engram (black circle).


  • There are three key blocks on this play and one of them might have been illegal. OM LT Laremy Tunsil, a projected first-round pick, blocks out another first-round projected player, LSU DB Tre’Davious White (corresponding red circles). OM center Justin Bell (yellow circle) gets a block on S John Battle.
  • Do you see the black square in the middle of the photo? That’s OM WR Laquon Treadwell and LSU S Jamal Adams. Treadwell will block Adams out of the play, but does so with a shove to his back, an illegal block that’s not called.


Position Analysis

Big Ugly Blips and Booms (O-line analysis)

  • Let’s begin with the obvious: LSU started three first-year players with the addition to the lineup of true freshman Toby Weathersby, who replaced injured left tackle Jerald Hawkins. Vadal Alexander moved from right to left tackle, and Weathersby played right tackle. Alexander had never started at left tackle in his LSU career, and Weathersby made his first collegiate start.
  • The changes and the youth really showed (here’s a story about that). Weathersby had the most Blips of any offensive lineman with three in the first three quarters of the game (a Blip is a missed block at the ball/play side or a pressure allowed in pass protection). He just really struggled, and it was obvious. As the team raced into the locker room at halftime, O-line coach Jeff Grimes spent 2-3 minutes chewing Weathersby.
  • Weathersby was responsible for two false starts and, as mentioned above, had problems in the blocking department, including this:

  • Ole Miss DL Robert Nkemdiche, the No. 1-ranked player in the 2013 recruiting class, worked against LSU’s offensive line pretty successfully, specifically Alexander. Here are some clips of Alexander’s struggles with Nkemdiche:

  • The line had six of LSU’s 13 penalties:
  1. Vadal Alexander: 2 (holding, false start)
  2. Toby Weathersby: 2 (false starts)
  3. Ethan Pocic: 1 (holding)
  4. Maea Teuhema: 1 (holding)
  • Let’s get to one more thing before we move off this position group and it involves Fournette, who had 108 yards rushing. The line blocked better for Fournette against Ole Miss than it did in games at Alabama and against Arkansas. For instance, against Alabama, Fournette was first contacted on all but one of his carries before the 3-yard mark. Against Ole Miss, Fournette reached the 3-yard mark without being contacted on at least seven of his 25 carries. Still, he was contacted first at or behind the line on at least eight carries.

Monday Morning Quarterback (QB analysis)

  • CBS color analyst Gary Danielson criticized Brandon Harris often during the broadcast. Why? Harris threw a host of errant and inaccurate passes. We charted him for eight misfires in 26 pass attempts in the first three quarters of the game. Four of the eight came on short passes to running backs, including three intended for Fournette. Harris’ accuracy with the short and intermediate passes – the touch throws – still seems rough at times.
  • Other misses included a touchdown passes to Travin Dural and a long completion to Dural down the sideline. Here’s the would-be touchdown:

  • Danielson ties Harris’ performance to RB Leonard Fournette. At one point, after Harris missed Tyron Johnson with a low throw, Danielson said, “For (No.) 7 to work, (No.) 6 has to work,” referring to the players’ jersey numbers. After that miss from Johnson, CBS’ TV cameras turned to Miles, who wore a brief displeased look.
  • Harris’ interception in the second half was an ill-advised throw to a covered Colin Jeter, if you were wondering.

Backing It Up (RB/FB analysis)

  • FB Bry’Kiethon Mouton had 2-3 Blips in run-blocking duty, and they came early in the game. At times, Mouton can’t seem to find a player to block. An example of that is below.

  • LSU’s offensive game plan against Ole Miss was obvious from the start: Run Fournette. The Tigers ran 12 of their first 13 plays out of the I-formation before slipping into 17-0 and 24-0 deficits.
  • Fournette only broke about 3-4 tackles in this one after shaking out of about 10 against Arkansas. His 59-yard run on LSU’s first offensive snap was negated because of a holding call on LG Maea Teuhema. He had another decent run called back because of a hold, too. He made a dazzling catch and broke a tackle – the highlight, maybe, of his day:

Five-yard Out (WR analysis)

  • John Diarse, at least in the first three quarters, had the only drop of the day for this group. Diarse saw more action than normal with Travin Dural going out in the first half with what CBS called a hamstring injury. Diarse’s drop – inside the 10-yard line – is a brutal one. It was made worse when Harris threw an interception on the very next play.

  • LSU receivers also were to blame for an illegal formation penalty. Rushing to the line of scrimmage late in the first half, Diarse and Dupre both scooted off the line of scrimmage just before the snap. One of them needed to be on the line (see more of that below in Lagniappe).

Front Seven (D-line/LB analysis)

  • Nothing glaring for this group, except that in a third straight game, they failed to get much pressure on the quarterback. The group had just three Pressures in the first three quarters, before the game became a blowout. Davon Godchaux had Pressures on two straight plays, and Christian LaCouture had a Pressure early in the game.
  • DE Lewis Neal and Arden Key, so disruptive early in the season, have seemed to disappear. Neal had seven sacks through the first six games. He’s had zero in the last four, as teams – it appears – have chosen to run the football right at him. Teams have used Key and Neal’s pass-rushing moves against them at times in the run game.
  • LSU played more 4-3 defense than expected against the spread system that Ole Miss runs. Lamar Louis played, we believe, every snap at SLB in the 4-3 through the first three quarters. Duke Riley rotated in with Louis against Arkansas last week, but that did not happen Saturday – at least not before the game turned into a 38-17 blowout. Louis, by the way, was charged with an off-sides.
  • LSU’s linebackers continue to get blocked out of plays. You probably noticed some of it in the big-play breakdowns. It’s beginning to be a commonality with Kendell Beckwith and Deion Jones – getting moved out of the play.

Break It Up (DB analysis)

  • CB Dwayne Thomas did not play a down in the game, a very bizarre thing. Thomas, just last week, was considered a starter at cornerback, rotating with freshmen Kevin Toliver and Donte Jackson. Through the first three quarters, Toliver started six drives with LSU’s defense at cornerback opposite Tre White, and Jackson started four drives.
  • The Tigers’ CB position opposite White seems shaky. For instance, the video below – Toliver is yanked after poor coverage and a missed tackle only to see his replacement, Jackson, do something similar.

  • One of the safety positions, like corner, seems to be a rotating between two players: Rickey Jefferson and Corey Thompson. Through the first three quarters, Thompson started six drives, and Jefferson started four drives.
  • OM QB Chad Kelly carved through the secondary for three quarters, completing 18 of 28 passes for 280 yards. What LSU DBs did he pick on most? Here are the targets:
  1. Tre’Davious White: 8 (3 completions)*
  2. Jalen Mills: 4 (2 completions)
  3. Kevin Toliver: 3 (1 completion)
  4. Donte Jackson: 3 (3 completions
  5. Jamal Adams: 2 (2 completions)

*Almost exclusively White vs. Laquon Treadwell


Video of all 12 of LSU’s penalties, except for Toby Weathersby’s false start in the fourth quarter:

Did refs eject the wrong No. 28 during the LSU-Ole Miss fracas?


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On heels of three-game skid, LSU unranked in both major polls for first time since final week of 2014

LSU coach Les Miles walks out of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium after the loss to Ole Miss.

LSU coach Les Miles walks out of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium after the loss to Ole Miss.

Only 15 days ago, LSU was ranked No. 4 in both major college football polls and had six first-place votes to its name.

Now, the Tigers aren’t even in the top 25.

Following its 38-17 defeat at the hands of Ole Miss — the first three-game losing streak for the program since 1999 — LSU dropped from No. 17 all the way out of the rankings in this week’s USA Today/coaches poll and the Associated Press Top 25 released Sunday.

The Rebels, meanwhile, climbed from No. 25 to No. 19 in both rankings.

The Tigers (7-3, 4-3 Southeastern) drew the most votes outside of the top 25 in the coaches poll but are unranked for the first time since the final week the 2014 regular season. They beat Texas A&M 23-17 that weekend, and they’ll get another crack at the Aggies (8-3, 4-3 SEC) at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Tiger Stadium. The game will be televised on the SEC Network.